Why Laser Cataract Surgery May Offer Better Visual Outcomes

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Cataract surgery is a highly successful procedure, whether performed traditionally or with the laser-assisted technique. Laser cataract surgery does have some benefits over the conventional option. Our Toronto eye surgeon, Dr. Raymond Stein, can help determine which cataract surgery is best for you, your vision and your finances. 

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3 Misunderstood Myths About Cataracts As You Age

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Cataracts are one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness worldwide. This eye disease affects most adults by the time they reach their mid-70s, but it is highly curable through cataract surgery. At Bochner Eye Institute, Dr. Raymond Stein has helped many people eliminate cataracts and improve their vision with intraocular lens implants (IOL). There have been many myths about cataracts throughout the centuries when doctors were still using medieval methods to remove the clouded lens or push it out of the field of vision. Some of these misconceptions continue today.

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Make Your Vision a Priority in the New Year

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Most New Year’s resolutions focus on losing weight, exercising, new hobbies or quitting smoking. These goals are worthy aspirations, but one thing your list may be missing is improving your vision. Laser vision correction with LASIK or PRK can open up your world and help you accomplish some of your other resolutions, such as exercising without cumbersome glasses and reading more. Making your vision a priority in 2022 will help you live life to the fullest for many years to come. Continue reading

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Exposing the Most Common LASIK Myths

LASIK vision correction in TorontoLASIK vision correction is a popular surgery for a variety of common vision problems. Unfortunately, there are many myths floating around about LASIK that may be preventing people from getting the procedure. In reality, LASIK is a safe procedure with a high success rate.

Here, we’ll examine a few of the most common myths about LASIK and explain why they are untrue. Continue reading

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Vision Correction

Our thoughts go out to all those significantly impacted by the pandemic. We are grateful to the scientists and pharmaceutical companies that have developed COVID vaccines that may allow us to resume our normal lives in the future.

As we look forward to better times ahead, it seems appropriate to share with you the latest developments in eye care and surgical techniques, the subject of this newsletter.

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Can You Get LASIK If You Have Astigmatism?

One of the most common misperceptions about LASIK is that it can only correct nearsightedness and farsightedness. In fact, at Bochner Eye Institute, Dr. Raymond Stein and our team have successfully treated countless patients with astigmatism. The state-of-the-art lasers that Dr. Stein uses are extremely effective at correcting smaller and higher amounts of astigmatism. Continue reading

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What Are Eye Floaters and Flashes of Light?

Nearly everyone experiences “floaters” or flashes of light at some point. Floaters and flashes of light are often harmless and do not require medical attention. But according to Dr. Raymond Stein, in certain circumstances, floaters and flashes may indicate something serious happening inside the eye.
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Dr. Stein & Daughter Present at AAO Annual Conference

Dr. Raymond Stein and his daughter Dr. Rebecca Stein recently presented papers at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) 2019 Annual Meeting, which was held in San Francisco on October 12-15.

Dr. Raymond Stein’s paper discussed a new corneal laser for macular degeneration (AMD), which was approved by Canada Health last year, and Dr. Rebecca Stein presented on corneal health assessment in corneal cross-linking and adjunct procedures.

The Steins had never spoken at the same event before this conference.

Below, you’ll find an overview of Dr. Raymond Stein’s presentation about corneal laser treatment for AMD.

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Is There a Perfect Age for LASIK?

Best age for LASIKThe outstanding benefits of LASIK have influenced millions of people to have laser vision correction. Some of the most common questions Dr. Raymond Stein of Bochner Eye Institute gets about LASIK is whether there is a “right” or “perfect” age at which to undergo surgery. Although the short answer is “no,” there are some age-related considerations when it comes to timing LASIK surgery. Continue reading

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